Monday, August 31, 2015

Still Debugging

I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to freeze my knitting.

 That's Tracery in with the ice cream. I was working on it when I first felt itchy on Tuesday night. Goodness knows what might be living in it. I'm not taking any chances so I'm keeping it frozen for 24 hours then I'm putting it in time out for a week. That should do it.

In the meantime, I've reconnected with a fall project I know has been sealed up since last Christmas. Trying to figure out all those cables is hurting my brain though.

The itching is better but not gone. Along with my three daily salt soaks, I've been concocting up some lotions and potions using my soap making stash. It's helping along with a spritz of.......Windex. Yes, you read that right. People swear by it and in desperation I gave a small patch a squirt and it worked. I'm not sure about doing by whole body in it though. Listerine has also been helping in those small, really itchy spots.

My daily activity is centered here. I am afraid to sit on anything comfortable until I am sure the buggers are gone for good. I'm also afraid to go outside and it's still a long time until that first killing frost. Sigh.


  1. Invasions are no fun. You will win this battle eventually.
    A spray of Deep Woods every time you go out will keep chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes at bay - shoes and ankles are essential spray areas.

  2. That does NOT sound like fun. Hope the little buggers are gone for good soon.

  3. I love the comment INVASIONS Are no fun. We get little bugs that we simply cannot see in the summer...I think they live in the futon...EWWWW

  4. Not fun! I hope the INVASION is long gone!!!

  5. I am always learning from you. I remember the windex trick. Now Listerine ... that's a new one for me. I have to say being itchy is just the worst, right next to mouth issues and headaches. Okay so I'm kind of a wimp. Freezing your knitting is pretty awesome, I'm sorry, I mean "cool". hahahaha! The fall cable project looks very pretty and inviting in it's plastic bag. I can see why you are ready to reconnect with it. I hope you get a nice block of time and quiet to sort out those cables. :)